(INTRODUCTION) Book design and custom typeface for Italian book publisher Rizzoli and French sculpture artist duo Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.
Client: Rizzoli International Publications
Creative Director: Jacob Wildschiødtz
Design Director: Elina Asanti
Art Director: Ayaka Ito
Producer: Nicole Irizarry
Portfolio photography by Ayaka B. Ito.
Published by Rizzoli in 2018, Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne: In the Domain of Dreams is a 272-page, in-depth monograph that celebrates the life and work of the legendary French sculpture artist duo, Les Lalanne. Spanning five decades, each chapter introduces key pieces as they became the inspiration for many high-society collectors and artists, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Serge Gainsbourg, Peter Marino, and Reed Krakoff.
NR2154 worked on the book design and custom drew the roman serif typeface used throughout this book. Luna is a classical typeface with subtle, triangular serifs that support the Art Nouveau-style of Les Lalanne's sculptures. The occasional flaring ligatures are an ode to the organic and floral shapes seen throughout their work.
(LAYOUT) Samples of inside pages.
Each chapter opener reveals key pieces integral to the timeline of Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne's life.